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Department of History

Dept. 3198

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101

Fax: 307-766-5192

Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu

Department of History

College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Major (Effective Fall 2015)

  • To complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History, the History major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours in History courses or approved substitutions.
  • An additional 12 hours of a single foreign language or equivalent credit by examination as determined by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages is also required.
  • All courses used to satisfy major requirements – including the language requirement – must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • To complete BA degree, all University Studies Program (USP) and college requirements must also be satisfied.

Specific requirements for the History major are as follows:

Two required courses (6 hours):

  1. HIST 3020, Historical Methods
  2. HIST 4030, Senior Capstone Seminar

Lower-Division Electives (12 hours) & Upper-Division Electives (15 hours):

Students must complete 12 hours of History courses at the 1000-2000 level and 15 hours of History courses at the 3000-4000 level. Students are encouraged to take courses in both non-Western Civilization content area and in US-Western Civilization content.

Elective: any level (3 hours):

One additional History course at any level.

Language (12 hours):

Students must complete three semesters of a single foreign language or the equivalent as determined by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. This requirement may be satisfied by American Sign Language.

Please see the University Catalog for History course titles and descriptions.

 

Undergraduate Minor

  • To receive a minor in History, students must pass a minimum of 18 credit hours in History courses with a grade of "C" or better.  At least 9 of these must be taken from upper-division courses (3000 or 4000 level). 
  • The History minor must be declared with the Office of the Registrar in order for it to appear on your transcript and diploma.

Forms to declare a major or minor are available online, from the office of the Registrar, or from the History Building main office room 158. Click here for Program Change Form.

History/Social Science Education Majors

Through a cooperative agreement with the College of Education, students can now earn concurrent majors in history and secondary education in social sciences. Interested students should inquire with the Office of Teacher Education, McWhinnie Hall, room 100.

Contact Us

Department of History

Dept. 3198

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101

Fax: 307-766-5192

Email: uwhistory@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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